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Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Nursing

World Breastfeeding Week "1st August – 7th August 2019"

Thursday, August 01, 2019 - Wednesday, August 07, 2019 |Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri |International Commemorative Day

Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing celebrated worldbreastfeeding week from 1st August to 7th August 2019. This was organized byMs. Vaishali Jagtap Assistant Professor, Mrs. Vimala Thomas Clinical Instructorand Ms. Sonali Vaidya Clinical Instructor under the guidance of Principal Dr.(Mrs.) Rupali Salvi along with students of Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursingand Institute of Nursing Education.

Following activities were conducted from 1st August to 7thAugust 2019

1st August 2019

The health talk was given by 3 rd year GNM students formothers in PNC ward regarding the importance of breastfeeding, benefits tomother and baby and positions for breastfeeding.

2nd August 2019

Dr. Shweta Joshi Professor and Ms. Vaishali Jagtap AssistantProfessor along with MSc Nursing first-year students attended Guest Lecture byDr. Simil Irani UNICEF Consultant, Dr. Rasika Bharaswadkar and Dr. RohitFaculty from Department of Pediatric Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital explained about“Breast Feeding and Brain Development, Kangaroo Mother Care”

3rd August 2019

Poster Exhibition was conducted on 3rd Aug from 10 am to 4pm at Dr. D.Y Patil Hospital Paediatric OPD which was Inaugurated by Head ofDepartment of Pediatrics. Around 20 posters were exhibited by 4th-year B.ScNursing and 3 rd year GNM students.

5th August 2019

Poster Exhibition was continued in the main OPD complex andGynecological and Obstetrical OPD of Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital.

6th August 2019

Mothers in PNC ward were counseled about the Importance ofBreast Feeding benefits to mother and baby and positions for breastfeeding, bythe 1st year M.Sc Nursing students 11 am to 1 pm.

7th August 2019            

World Breast Feeding Week Celebration closing ceremony washeld at Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College Auditorium from 2-4 pm. The event wassuccessfully ended up at 4 pm with announcement of results and then followed bythe prize distribution ceremony for the winners of poster competition which washeld on 3rd August, 2019.Ms. Meera Shinde of 3 rd year GNM got 2 nd prize forthe poster.